Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is pain that arises as a direct consequence of a lesion or diseases affecting the somatosensory system. Despite the availability of many effective drugs and guidelines for the treatment of neuropathic pain, evidence from the United States and Europe suggests that they are not widely used, and many cases remain under- or untreated.

Srinivasa Raja MD and Maija Haanpää MD, representing the IASP Special Interest Group on Neuropathic Pain, led an international IASP task force to plan the campaign and create the fact sheets.

About the Global Year Against Pain

IASP sponsors and promotes the Global Year Against Pain, a yearlong initiative designed to raise international awareness of pain. Each year, IASP focuses on a different aspect of pain that has global implications.

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